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Womenomics Program, January 14th, Omotesando

One of the top keywords in the Japanese news today is Womenomics. Do you know what womenomics is all about? If you want to learn and meet some great people join the PROGRAM – “Womenomics: Progress Report and My Personal Journey” by Kathy Matsui this coming Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at the Tokyo Union Church. Kathy is a fantastic womenomics, kathy matsui, Best living japanspeaker and I highly recommend that you attend to learn more about women and economics in Japan! Hope to see you there.

The Tokyo Union Church’s Women’s Fellowship offers a Monthly Program offered once a month on a Thursday featuring topics on educational, cultural, and Christian themes. February 4th, 2016 program is titled “Kabuki from the Inside” by Jean Wilson. The public is welcome to all Monthly Programs, or you join as a member.  See details below.


PROGRAM – “Womenomics: Progress Report and My Personal Journey” by Kathy Matsui

Program Summary

  • Womenomics – What is it and why it is imperative for Japan to tap into the other half of its population? Kathy Matsui will discuss what have been the main obstacles to higher female labor participation in Japan, what the Abe government has done so far, and what’s still left to do. Japan can learn many lessons from the best practices of other developed countries for building a diverse workforce.
  • Personal Journey – Kathy Matsui will explain her personal background, the professional and personal obstacles she’s faced, and how she’s navigated a 25-year career in Japanese finance.
  • Kathy Matsui is vice chair and chief Japan strategist of Goldman Sachs Japan. She was chosen by The Wall Street Journal newspaper as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” for her work on the “womenomics” theme. In this presentation, she will provide a progress report on womenomics and relay her personal journey.

Cost: Women’s Fellowship members: Free, Non-members: ¥1000 donation requested

Date and Time: Thursday, Janaury 14, 2016; 9:30 coffee in the fellowship hall, presentation start at 10:30 and ends around 12:00 in the Sanctuary.

Address: Tokyo Union Church,  5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 (on the main Omotesando street)


Tokyo Union Church’s Women’s Fellowship

The Tokyo Union Church’s Women’s Fellowship provides a comfortable place to meet friends from all over the world, learn about the culture of Japan, explore the Christian faith and your own spirituality, and volunteer with a sense of Tokyo union church, best living japanpurpose.  These activities may include, but are not limited to programs, classes, tours, lunches, cross-cultural sharing (formerly called “Shinboku-kai”) and service opportunities, such as through Ministry to Our Homeless Neighbors. Fall is the best time to start or renew your annual membership. All women are eligible to become members of Women’s Fellowship. Membership in Tokyo Union Church is not required. Guests are most welcome to attend activities; a non-member fee will be charged. Membership fee is ¥4000 per year per person, due in Sept. for the 2015-2016 year, but later payments are accepted. Membership benefits includes: no fee for attendance at monthly programs, cross-cultural sharing, and event lunches held at Tokyo Union Church, discounted attendance fee for tours and cooking classes, eligibility for class registration. annual directory listing members’ contact information in Japan and regular communication through email of upcoming events, especially through the Open Circle newsletter, published nine times a year. Facebook page of the Women’s Fellowship https://www.facebook.com/wf.tuc/

PROGRAM – “Womenomics: Progress Report and My Personal Journey” by Kathy Matsui


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